2017 Meadowcroft Pinot Noir

Year: 2017
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Country: USA-California
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.1%
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Winery Notes:
Meadowcroft Wines is the namesake label of winegrower and vintner Tom Meadowcroft. The meaning of “Meadowcroft” is a fertile field or “Meadow,” with the “Croft” being the cultivated area that has been nurtured over time. The honeybee on the label symbolizes this conscientious work and the process of transformation. Tom started in vineyard management in 1997, working with many of the best vineyards and winemakers in Napa and Sonoma, California.

Wine Composition and Vineyard Location:
The vineyard is made up of 3 different Pinot noir selections that are known as the famed “Dijon” selections. Each selection brings a different characteristic that makes this wine very complex and richly layered. The Sonoma Coast Appellation is dominated by cooler dry summer weather, allowing the winegrapes to mature slowly and retain their acidity. The Vineyard is located on the complex well draining soils of hillsides above the Petaluma River in Sonoma County.

Elevage Details:
Aged in a blend of French, Oak barrels, comprised of approximately 30% new French oak and the balance being neutral oak barrels. The wine spends 12 months in barrel, allowing the natural oxygenation to mellow the tannins and integrate fruit characters of the wine.

Tasting Notes:
High toned notes of wild strawberry and cherry dominate, with Asian spice, vanilla, Sandalwood and mineral notes. Dark garnet color and robust tannins melt away to reveal lingering dark berry flavors.

Serving Suggestions:
Enjoy with slow braised pork cheeks, roasted salmon, or rich Mediterranean root vegetable stews.